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Mary to Attend Mercy Street Panel

PBS will be hosting a preview screening of Mary’s upcoming civil war drama Mercy Street in Washington, DC on November 4th. The event will take place at The Newseum, Anneberg Theatre located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave.

Mary, along with her co-stars Josh Radnor, Hannah James and Tara Summers will be on hand to talk about the show. You can get your tickets by emailing rsvp@pbs.org.

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Aaron Tveit Lands Male Lead in BrainDead

As the title says, actor Aaron Tveit has landed the lead role opposite Mary in CBS’ upcoming comic-thriller, BrainDead. According to Deadline, Tveit will play Gareth, a Republican operative whose wit is only trumped by his pragmatism. The Legislative Director to a top Republican senator, Gareth is smart, hardworking, and ultimately responsible for helping to save the world.

“We’re thrilled that Aaron will be joining BrainDead,” said executive producers Robert and Michelle King. “We’re huge fans of his work — he’s spectacular on stage and screen — and think he’ll be a fantastic opponent-slash-love-interest for Mary Elizabeth Winstead.”

If you don’t know who Aaron Tveit is, he was last seen in this summer’s Graceland for the USA Network and played Trip van der Bilt on Gossip Girl. He’ll next be seen playing Danny Zuko in the NBC Live special of Grease airing next year.

I, myself loved Aaron on Graceland so I’m all up for this bit of casting! 🙂

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Amazon Prime Nabs Deal with CBS for ‘BrainDead’

CBS has announced that the company has inked a new multi-year, multi-series agreement to make Prime Video the exclusive subscription streaming home for three new CBS summer series through 2018. The first new CBS series included in this deal will be next summer’s highly anticipated comic-thriller BrainDead, which Prime members in the U.S. will be able to stream just four days after broadcast at no additional charge to their membership.

“We’re thrilled to build on our relationship with Amazon with new original summer series and more programming from CBS and SHOWTIME,” said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Licensing Officer, CBS Corporation. “With a truly original, genre-bending concept from outstanding creative auspices, BrainDead will be one of the most talked-about shows next summer by CBS viewers and Prime members.”

BrainDead is a comic thriller from Robert and Michelle King, acclaimed producers of The Good Wife. Set in the world of D.C. politics, the series follows a young fresh-faced Hill staffer (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) getting her first job in Washington, D.C. and discovering two things: the government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to Earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of congressmen and Hill staffers.

The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.

BrainDead will air in summer 2016.

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Mary Cast in CBS’ BrainDead

Mary Elizabeth Winstead will star in “BrainDead,” a new comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics, to be broadcast in summer 2016. The series comes from Robert and Michelle King, creators and executive producers of “The Good Wife.”

Winstead will portray Laurel, the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left Washington, D.C. to become a documentary filmmaker, but is pulled back into the family business when her brother, the senate majority whip, needs her help running his senate office. Now a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer, Laurel discovers two things: The government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to Earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of congressmen and Hill staffers.




“We’ve been fans of Mary going back to ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,’ but it was really her extraordinary work in ‘Smashed’ and ‘Alex of Venice’ that had us imagining Laurel’s lines coming out of her mouth,” said Robert and Michelle King. “She’s fantastic at mixing comedy and drama, and keeping it all vulnerable, yet real. We can’t wait to see what she does with Laurel.”


This is such exciting news! Not only will Mary have a show airing in the summer next year, we’ll also be seeing her this winter on PBS’ Mercy Street! Double the MEW goodness!

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Mercy Street Teaser Caps

I have added screen caps of Mary’s scenes in the teaser preview for Mercy Street which will be debuting on PBS on January 17, 2016. Head to the gallery to check them all out. And if you haven’t seen it yet, click HERE to check out the new scenes.

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First Look at Mercy Street and Teaser!

The Washington Post has posted a great behind the scenes video giving us a first look at PBS’ new Civil War medical drama, Mercy Street.

Programming executive Beth Hoppe says the cast of “Mercy Street,” including “How I Met Your Mother” star Josh Radnor, who plays pioneering surgeon Jedediah Foster, “The Wire” veteran Peter Gerety as a fellow doctor, and “Scott Pilgrim Versus The World” star Mary Elizabeth Winstead as nurse Mary Phinney, embraced research for their parts, including watching their way through Ken Burns’ nine-part documentary “The Civil War.”

Check out the behind the scenes footage and interview below:

ALSO, be sure to check out the first teaser for the series which will be debuting in January 2016!

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More New TCA Panel Photos!

Following new pics of Mary at the summer TCA panel event to promote her new show Mercy Street this past Saturday, I’ve added a few more portrait photos of Mary that she took with the cast. Thanks to Paige for the solo pics of her too! Head to the gallery to check out the new additions.

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